The Liz Logelin Foundation - For the Love of Liz

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On March 24, 2008, little Madeline Elizabeth Logelin came into this world. The next day, her mother left it. From this impossibly tragic event, a community was born. A community of individuals, united in their desire to help and support Madeline and her father, Matt. This community formed the basis for what would become a worldwide charitable foundation: The Liz Logelin Foundation – For the Love of Liz. After the catastrophic loss of his wife, Matt Logelin coped by turning not only to his wonderfully supportive family and friends, but to the internet. He had already begun a casual blog to keep friends and family abreast of Liz's pregnancy; within 2 weeks of her passing, that blog became what it is today: a place where Matt can share his joys and frustrations, challenges and heartbreaks; where concerned friends, new and old, can meet, talk, laugh, and cry with Matt; and most importantly, where other widows and widowers can offer – and be offered – support and friendship. So strong and large was the community that spontaneously formed around Matt and Madeline, it seemed not only natural, but necessary to harness the strength of that network and turn it into something – something that could help ease the pain and lighten the load felt by widows and widowers everywhere. And it all sprang from the Love of Liz.


Polski G said...

Good read Darc! You put me to shame with your blog entries that are so poignant and inspirational. Me, I'm still ruminating about a high school crush. :)

Post a Comment